MORE Scenic Places to Walk in Orange County, CA

Bolsa Chica Wetlands
Bolsa Chica Wetlands

Since my very first Hub, published last July, ("Scenic Places to Walk in So. OC")  I have experienced at least six more places I  highly recommend.

  1. Bolsa Chica Wetlands - Huntington Beach, CA http://www.bolsachica.org

Be prepared and bring binnoculars, camera, and some warm clothing during the late afternoon hours, as it can get cold and windy as the sun is getting ready to set. You will see a wide variety of birds, in fact it is said that half of the variety of birds in the United States have been seen in Huntington Beach, CA

2. Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary http://www.tuckerwildlife.org/

Out past the infamous Cooks Corner, Tucker WIldlife Sanctuary is located in Modjeska Canyon.  There is a Koi pond, small natural history museum/interpretive center, a bird observation porch and feeders, relaxing patio and picnic areas, a small amphitheater, a caretaker's house, and hiking trails.

3. The Holy Jim Trail - Cleveland National Forest http://www.localhikes.com/hikes/holyjimfalls_4472.asp

Although it is not quite a three mile round trip, it seems a bit longer due to 625 foot elevation gain. There is also a sweet waterfall at the end of the journey!

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Peggy W 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

Ah, this time you added more photos. You certainly have beautiful places to walk! Houston is very flat and does not have the variations of scenery that you have out your way. Thanks for sharing this with the rest of us.


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E. A. Wright 7 years ago from New York City

Bolsa Chica is a fun place for a walk, especially if you're with someone who loves (and knows) birds.


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Catlyn 7 years ago from Somewhere in the OC Author

Thanks Peggy and E.A. Wright for reading the Hub and commenting. Stay tuned for yet another follow-up Hub on even more places to walk!


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Ringandping 5 years ago from Santa Ana, CA

Awesome, thank you for the info just moved here from SD

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